There are 4 ways to get from Tawau to Brunei by bus, ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, ferry  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Sipitang
  2. Take the ferry from Sipitang to Labuan Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal

$39 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan

$36 - $42

2 alternative options

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Tawau to Bandar Seri Begawan 394.2 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, ferry  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) TWU - BKI
  2. Take the ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
  3. Take the ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal

$52 - $109

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Tawau to Brunei. However, there are services departing from Tawau and arriving at Bandar Seri Begawan via Kota Kinabalu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

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The distance between Tawau and Brunei is 369 km. The road distance is 630.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tawau to Brunei without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 15 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 5 min to get from Tawau to Brunei, including transfers.

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Tawau to Brunei bus services, operated by Bintang Jaya Express, depart from Tawau station.

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The quickest flight from Tawau Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Tawau to Brunei bus services, operated by Sipitang Express, arrive at Bandar Seri Begawan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tawau to Brunei is 631 km. It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to drive from Tawau to Brunei.

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Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Tawau Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport.

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The best way to get from Tawau to Tawau Airport is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Tawau to Brunei.
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  • Distance: 230.8 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 5 min

What companies run services between Tawau, Malaysia and Brunei?

You can take a bus from Tawau to Bandar Seri Begawan via Kota Kinabalu in around 18 h 30 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $130
Bus operators
Sairah Express
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Tawau Terminal Bus Sri Indah to Sipitang
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Sipitang Express
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Labuan Point Enterprise
Website
labuanisland.net
Ferry from Sipitang to Labuan Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
labuanisland.net
Double Power Sdn Bhd
Ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
PKL Jaya
Website
pkljaya.com
Ferry from Labuan to Serasa Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
pkljaya.com
Jesselton Point
Website
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Book at
easybook.com

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